Re: What to Expect at your First 12-Step Meeting
In response to the article published in Issue #1219, we have received the following:
This is a great topic. Thank you so much for covering it. I've been sober in SA for over 5 months now, and I was always scared of going to a meeting. I imagined I would meet all my closest friends there, which, in reality, is totally insane (though now I wish some of my closest friends would join). The feeling of warmth was so powerful, I was almost drunk from it. It was a total cultural shock to be cared for in such a deep way. Everyone offered assistance but no one pried or tried shoving something down my throat. Regarding the twelve steps, you don't start them until you're ready.
Thank you so much for giving me the scariest advice of my lifetime almost six months ago that I need live meetings.
(By the way Daily Dose of Dov definitely deserves credit for me joining the live meetings.)
Thank you so much!
A fellow struggler!